Division of Child Care Services

Two Important Recalls - Drop-Side Cribs, Magnetic Sketch Boards

Monday, November 14, 2011

Drop-Side Cribs
The CPSC, along with the Dutailier Group, Inc., also announced a voluntary recall of their drop-side cribs. The slats on the drop side can detach from the top and bottom rails creating a space between the slats. An infant and toddler's body can become entrapped in the space which can lead to strangulation and/or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib. The cribs were sold at children’s products stores and other baby specialty stores from January 2009 through February 2010 for between $425 and $775. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Dutailier Group to receive a free repair kit. In the meantime, parents are urged to find an alternate, safe sleeping environment for the child.  Contact the Dutailier Group toll-free at 800-363-9817 Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern, and on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern.
Magnetic Sketch Boards
The CPSC, along with Battat Inc, announced a voluntary recall of Toulouse-Lap Trec magnetic sketch boards. The magnetic tip of the drawing pen can dislodge from the pen, posing a choking hazard to children. The recall involves the Toulouse-LapTrec magnetic sketch board that has a white plastic writing surface bordered by either a red or brown plastic frame, and has a bean bag type backing.  The sketch board has four animal shapes across the top – a rabbit, dog, cat, and duck.  The multicolored magnetic pen is affixed to the front of the sketchpad. The magnetic sketch boards were sold at Target stores nationwide. Consumers should immediately take recalled sketch boards away from children and contact Battat to receive a free replacement sketch board.  Contact Battat toll-free at 866-665-5524 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Eastern Monday through Friday or visit their website.

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